Johnny Vegas and Full Cast Announced for SNOW WHITE at St Helens Theatre Royal
A whole host of new names will be joining Johnny and the recently announced Lucy-Jo Hudson at St Helens Theatre Royal this festive season, from Saturday 2 December 2017 - Sunday 7 January 2018.
Someone who will feel right at home this Christmas is none other than St Helens' own born and bred comedy favourite Johnny Vegas.
With over fifteen years of gracing the nation's television screens, including as Geoff 'The Oracle' on ITV's Benidorm, Johnny will appear - as if by magic, every performance as the Magic Mirror to reveal who is the fairest of them all!
Johnny Vegas said: "I don't know about this Snow White being the fairest, I thought I was the fairest of them all? I'll have to have a word with her and put her in her place! I'm coming home St Helens. You'll get to see my beautiful face every night via the power of projection, great isn't it. So get your tickets!"
Starring as the fairest beauty of them all, Snow White, will be Wild at Heart and Coronation Street actress Lucy Jo Hudson. Lucy also recently competed in the ITV show Dance, Dance, Dance reaching the final, and has just won Villain of the Year at the 2017 British Soap Awards for her performance in BBC1 soap Doctors.
Every panto needs a handsome hero and this year that will be LIPA graduate Jack Rigby who is sure to break a heart or two as the Prince. No stranger to the St Helens stage, Jack appeared in the Theatre Royal's 2015 panto, Cinderella.
After wowing audiences with his performance in Easter panto Beauty and The Beast, Richard Hazlewood is back as Herman the Henchman and providing lots of jovial hilarity will be Lewis Devine as Muddles.
St Helens Theatre Royal resident Dame Simon Foster returns to take on the role of the Wicked Queen and is certain to get audiences rolling in the aisles with his usual comedy antics, when they aren't booing him that is!
Completing the all-star cast is the addition of seven real life dwarfs including mother and son Harry Potter actors Josh Bennett and Sarah Bennett, Danny Blackner who appeared in box office hits Star Wars IV - Return of The Jedi, Labyrinth and Muppet Treasure Island, Lucy Blenkiron, Charlotte Lyons, Jay Lusted who appeared in the BBC One Wales documentary Born Small: The Wedding and finally, Peter Sumper.
This year, for the first time ever on the Theatre Royal stage, sees the introduction of an all new magical 3-D interactive scene. The action will jump right off the stage and is guaranteed to leave audiences amazed.
With real life dwarfs, magic mirrors, wicked queens and poisoned apples aplenty, you can expect all the slapstick comedy capers you have come to know and love from all Regal Entertainments' pantos.
So be sure to book early and enjoy one the world's best fairy tale classics this festive season.
Chantelle Nolan, Theatre Manager said: "I am delighted to announce the cast for St Helen's Theatre Royal's Christmas Panto, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Johnny Vegas is a hugely popular household name and it is great that he is coming back to his roots and coming home to St Helens - even if he won't be physically on stage every night, it is fantastic to have him involved. Alongside the already announced Lucy-Jo and the rest of the stellar cast, plus the addition of the all new 3D scene, this year is shaping up to be our best Christmas panto to date!"
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs runs from Saturday, 2nd December 2017 - Sunday, 7th January 2018 and tickets are on sale now! Be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.
For more information, please visit: www.sthelenstheatreroyal.com.